Pac-12 Softball Players of the Week for March 7
Player of the Week: Alexis Mack, Oregon
• 5 GP, 9 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, .765 AVG
• Went 13-for-17 (.765) on the week with 2 triples, a double, 4 RBIs, 9 runs scored and no strikeouts to lead Ducks to 5-0 weekend at Mizzou Invitational and school-record 19-game winning streak to open the season.
• Raised season average to .509 on the weekend at the plate.
• Recorded two four-hit games and one three-hit game, while also stealing three bases without being caught.
• Played both left field and second base over the weekend.
Pitcher of the Week: Taylor Cotton, Oregon State
• 3 GP, 16.1 IP, 3-0 record, 0.86 ERA, 16K
Posted a 0.86 ERA at the San Diego Classic, including throwing a no-hitter against Miami (Ohio).
• The no-hitter was the first of her career and first for Oregon State since the 2015 season.
• Held her opponents to a .094 batting average and recorded 16 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings pitched.
• On the season, carries a team-best 1.34 ERA and a 5-1 record.
• Has struck out 41 batters in 36 2/3 innings, while throwing three complete games and two shutouts.
Freshman of the Week: Miranda Elish, Oregon
• 4 GP, 11.2 IP, 4-0 record, 0.60 ERA, 9K
• Led Ducks to a perfect weekend at Mizzou Invitational and school-record 19-game winning streak by going 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA in three games, two starts, striking out nine while surrendering only one run on three hits in 11.2 IP.
• Was an important part in the Ducks’ 14-0 win over Maryland, with a two-hit shutout with three strikeouts in a five-inning complete-game win.
• Also contributed with the bat, driving in a run with an RBI single in 8-0 win over Butler.
Player of the Week: Mo Mercado, ARIZ; Taylor Becerra, ASU; McKenna Arriola, OSU; Lauren Bertoy, STAN; Delaney Spaulding, UCLA; Heather Bowen, UTAH; Morganne Flores, WASH.
Pitcher of the Week: Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ; Dale Ryndak, ASU; Miranda Elish, ORE; Kiana Pancino, STAN; Selina Ta'amilo, UCLA; Hailey Hilburn, UTAH; Taran Alvelo, WASH.
Freshman of the Week: Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ; Nerissa Eason, OSU; Kiana Pancino, STAN; Jacqui Prober, UCLA; Breonna Castaneda, UTAH; Sis Bates, WASH.
2017 PAC-12 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Player of the Week||Pitcher of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|March 6||Alexis Mack, Oregon||Taylor Cotton, Oregon State||Miranda Elish, Oregon|
|Feb. 28||Mo Mercado, ARIZ||Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ||Alyssa Barrera, UTAH|
|Feb. 21||Lauren Lindvall, ORE||Rachel Garcia, UCLA||Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ|
|Feb. 14||Katiyana Mauga, ARIZ||Teaghan Cowles, STAN||Taran Alvelo, WASH|